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PAY HIKE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS PUSHED

With the lingering elevated inflation seen as a major threat to the global economy this 2023, four legislators led by National Unity Party (NUP) president LRay Villafuerte have proposed the congressional approval of twin measures bumping up the salaries and making permanent the allowance for teaching supplies of about 800,000 public school teachers in basic […]

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RILLO FILES 30-DAY PATERNITY LEAVE BILL

Quezon City Representative Marvin Rillo wants to increase the fully paid paternity leave benefit of every working father to 30 days so that he can effectively lend support to the mother and their newborn during childbirth. As proposed by Rillo under House Bill No. 4430, the month-long paternity leave credit with full pay would also […]

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BULACAN MARKS BLAS OPLE’S 96TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

“Just like you Father, I will do my service with a sincere heart and I will also humble myself with a sincere heart because that is your teaching; do not love the position, but love the people and always love our country before yourself.” This was the message of Department of Migrant Workers Secretary Maria […]

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TULFO WANTS ‘UKAY-UKAY’ INDUSTRY LEGALIZED IN PH

Senator Raffy Tulfo wants to legalize and regulate the importation of “ukay-ukay” or imported second-hand garments and goods which according to him has already evolved to become part of Filipino culture. Tulfo filed Senate Bill (SB) No. 1778 repealing Republic Act (RA) No. 4635 which prohibits the commercial importation of used clothing and rags. Although […]

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BONG GO GIVES SARANGANI RESIDENTS SEA AMBULANCE

Senator Bong Go reassured the country’s impoverished and most vulnerable citizens that he would continue supporting government initiatives to help improve their lives as his office distributed assistance to indigents in the island town of Sarangani, Davao Occidental. “Patuloy po kaming umiikot para makapagbigay ng konting tulong sa mga nangangailangan. Nais naming iparamdam sa inyo […]

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ROTC TO DETER INVASION OF PH – PADILLA

Having a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) training is needed to help prepare Filipinos to fight off attempts to invade the Philippines. Senator Robin Padilla stressed this at a Senate hearing on bills to include ROTC in higher levels of education. “Ito ay ginawa natin itong ROTC, huwag po sana tayo sumailalim sa kanino mang […]

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MENTAL HEALTH A TOP PRIORITY IN QC, SAYS BELMONTE

Amidst recent reports of increasing numbers of students being diagnosed with mental health illnesses and those committing suicide, the Quezon City local government has boosted its efforts in creating programs to assist individuals seeking help and to curb the rise in cases.  Deped Assistant Secretary Dex Galvan earlier bared during the Senate hearing that during […]

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EXTENSION OF OVERSIGHT ON DRUGS LAW GETS HOUSE OK

Citing the need to ensure the proper implementation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading a joint resolution seeking to extend the Congressional Oversight Committee on the law for another 10 years. With an overwhelming 274 votes, lawmakers approved House Joint Resolution (HJR) No. […]

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MAHARLIKA FUND NOT EXEMPTED FROM TAX – ESCUDERO

Senator Chiz Escudero said the current administration should uphold its “no tax exemption” policy as he questioned the perks to be accorded to the proposed Maharlika Investment Corporation (MIC), which will manage the Maharlika Investment Fund (MIF). Escudero expressed concern on the many privileges that the MIC will get supposedly to attract investors and augment […]

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MORE SERVICE INCENTIVE LEAVES FOR WORKERS PUSHED

Emphasizing the crucial role they play in ensuring the country’s sustainable path to economic recovery, Senator Bong Go has filed measures promoting the rights and welfare of workers in the country. “Workers play a crucial role in the economic recovery after the pandemic. They are the backbone of many industries and essential to the functioning […]